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Did you know this medicine has peanut butter in it, doctor?
  1. Viktoria Dixon,
  2. Shaymau Habeeb,
  3. Raman Lakshman
  1. West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Viktoria Dixon
    West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2QZ, UK; Viktoriadixon{at}hotmail.com

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We were recently contacted by the parents of one of our newborn babies who had been discharged on Abidec drops as they were concerned that this contained arachis (peanut) oil. On discussion with colleagues we realised this fact is not widely known. The list of relatively commonly used topical preparations that contain arachis oil includes Cerumol …

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